Uncomfortable reclining positions

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LMills
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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Am I the only person who can't lie down on their back?? Because it seems like as soon as I do my stomach starts to hurt really badly, and it gets really busy. I can only be on my side anymore...of course being on my stomach is absolutely off limits...

Anyone else have similar problems?? There probably isn't a way to fix it either...unless we can cure Crohn's. I just miss lying down on my back sometimes, and I can't really get massages from my fiance anymore because of the whole stomach thing. Fun!!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
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ivy6
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   Posted 12/3/2009 1:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to have that problem. It still hurts my hips a lot.

Have you tried propping pillows underneath your knees, buttocks or lower back? That *can* help, but you will have to experiment on your own body to see what works for you.

Hot water bottles and / or heating packs have also helped me with this problem.

I have also found that sometimes I need to wait a few minutes (or even half an hour) in a certain position for things to settle down in the gut / hips / back.

Ivy.
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Nanners
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   Posted 12/3/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I can lay on my back, but where I have problems is laying on my right side. Everytime I do that, I get a kinda nauseous stomach if I stay too long on that side.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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sickandlucky
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   Posted 12/3/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
It's weird, sometimes the only position I am comfortable in is on my back because I get really bad back pain and just lie back on my heating pad... it's so soothing!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
erythema nodosum
currently taking 40mg prednisone, then imuran or remicade when i taper
feeling scare about side effects but will be happy to feel better :)


Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/3/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
If I lie down after I eat I get extreme bloating. I have to wait a couple hours.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


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xraygrrl
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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have trouble laying on my left side & can't lay on my stomach at all.

LMills
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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
It's kind of funny reading these...It's nice to relate to people, but I feel like normal people don't get it as much!!

I usually do lie down after I eat because I just get into this lethargic state unless I've made it a habit of exercising...I haven't been out walking in a couple of months I'm ashamed to say. Unless walking on campus counts. Ours is so spread out...

Also, I was told that lying on your right side causes problems because of the positioning of your organs. If you lie down on your left side, for example, it helps when you have heartburn, but lying down on your right gives the incline such a degree that digestive juices go the wrong way...I could be wrong, but I've noticed a difference myself.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
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spookyh
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   Posted 12/3/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess I'm lucky, I've never had a problem laying in any position, no matter how bad my crohn's. At it's worst, sitting was the only position that caused pain. I spent a whole summer flat on my back.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
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Nanners
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   Posted 12/3/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Bonnie I think your theory is right. Because I have no probs on the left side, but feel pukey after about 5 min on the right. My hubby hates it cause he sleeps on my right side and I can only turn that way to snuggle for just a few minutes till I start feeling yucky.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

LMills
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   Posted 12/3/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My fiance and I have the same problems...It just feels like the acid starts to move in the wrong direction. I think it's because of the position of the stomach in relation to the esophagus. That is, on your right side the stomach is higher...not fun AT ALL.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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